Music, Minds, Management PART 2/2 (I Wish Someone Had Told Me Earlier) Discussion and ESNS Audience Questions: Wellness Mental and Physical
Sarah Jane Nicholson Paradise Worldwide (Africa), Marni Wandner Ashby Sona, Tristan Hunt , Kristine Kleina Every Little Thing
Sarah Jane Nicholson Paradise Worldwide (Africa)With over a decade of experience in various sectors, Sarah Jane Nicholson has evolved into an impactful presence in the music industry. Managing Director of Paradise Africa Distribution, an affiliate of the global company Paradise Worldwide – a tech power team with headquarters in Berlin and offices around the world that specialises in protection and independent rights collection – and is committed to developing African music on a worldwide scale, providing a new age model for independent artists and labels, breaking down the traditional management model in lieu of an evolved approach to the music business, authentically tailored to the artist’s needs.
Marni Wandner Ashby SonaMarni Wandner is a creative strategist and marketer with 15+ years’ experience in the music and entertainment industries. She is currently the CMO of sona, a music therapy app that relieves anxiety using scientifically-tested restorative music (IG: @sonacares). Additionally, she is the co-founder of Equilibrium, an initiative that brings wellness resources to the music industry (IG: @thisisequilibrium). As a certified holistic health coach, Marni also provides wellness consultancy services, creating partnerships in the wellness space, adding wellness components to businesses and events, and working with individuals to meet their own health and wellness goals.
Marni ran digital agency Sneak Attack Media for 12 years before it was acquired by marketing agency The Syndicate where she served as VP, Marketing & Business Development. She’s worked with a wide variety of clients over the years, from artists like Lou Reed, Guns N' Roses, Motörhead, The Cult, David Crosby, Tori Amos, Third Eye Blind, Flora Cash, LP and Ani DiFranco, to an array of brands, apps, events, films, and books.
Kristine Kleina Every Little ThingKristine is a music industry professional with a passion for good music. She holds a BA in Music Industry Management from University of Hertfordshire and currently works at an artist management company, booking agency and label Every Little Thing based in Riga, Latvia. Every Little Thing works with EBBA Award winning band Carnival Youth, indie-pop artist Chris Noah as well as Finkis, Kautkaili, Laika Suns and Rigas Modes and is a local marketing and promotions partner for Sony Music Entertainment. Within the company, Kristine is a jack of all trades covering areas such as marketing, promotion, sales and merchandising among others. Additionally, Kristine is active in supporting Music Export Latvia where she moderates seminars for the Latvian music industry and is currently involved in setting up Music Managers Forum Latvia.